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The American Astronaut

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Colin Firth

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

    Firth leads Kingsman-wannabe Egerton Review by Robert Denerstein: Not for every taste, but this spy spoof has some kick

    Review by Matt Anderson: An amiable – and subversive – romp through spy genre tropes.

  • Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

    Firth performs his Magic in the Moonlight Review by Robert Denerstein: A yawn of a movie from Woody Allen

  • The Railway Man (2014)

    Firth is an old Railway Man Review by Robert Denerstein: Compelling story is sporadically effective

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    Oldman searches for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review by Matt Anderson: It's engrossing, but it lacks a sense of urgency.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: May not always be crystal clear, but has plenty to recommend it

  • Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

    Carrey gets motion captured in A Christmas Carol Review by Robert Denerstein: Overwhelming technique and underwhelming storytelling

  • Mamma Mia! (2008)

    Sophie's Mamma jumps for joy DVD review by Marty Mapes: Skip it, not because it's a chick flick, but because it doesn't aim to be more than fluff

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (2004)

    Johansson reenacts Girl with a Pearl Earring Review by Matt Anderson: 340 years after its inspiration, Girl with a Pearl Earring is is a work of art

  • Love Actually (2003)

    Hugh Grant believes in Love Actually Review by Marty Mapes: The sentiment is in earnest, so lovers take heart